Literature: Collections

Literature Textbook Collection New and Key Titles

Welcome to the Routledge Literature Textbook Collection.

Here you will find our forthcoming, new and key literature textbooks organized by subject and theme. To read more on any text, request a 'complimentary exam copy' or purchase, simply click the title of the book.

Instructors - All the books in this collection are available to order as complimentary exam copies or e-inspection copies. If you are teaching and would like to receive a copy of a book to consider adopting it for your course simply click on the blue 'complimentary exam copy' or ‘e-Inspection’ link.

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Featured Textbooks

  • Literature and Food Studies

    By Amy L. Tigner, Allison Carruth

    Literature and Food Studies provides a comparative literary history of the politics of food from the early modern through to the contemporary periods. The book explores how literature has contributed to discourses around pastoralism, agribusiness, taste, foodways, food security and food justice and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • European Literary History

    An Introduction

    By Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter begins with a short extract from a literary text, followed by a close reading and then a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 

  • Reception

    By Ika Willis

    Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers, or audiences. Organised conceptually and thematically this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, suggests new ways of understanding and configuring the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    The New Critical Idiom

  • The Routledge Diaspora Studies Reader

    Edited by Klaus Stierstorfer, Janet Wilson

    The Routledge Diaspora Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vital interdisciplinary field. The book traces the emergence and development of Diaspora Studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13 
    Routledge Literature Readers

  • Engagements with Graphic Literature

    By Michael Demson

    Engagements with Graphic Literature introduces readers to the long and multicultural history of the field as well as covering the major theoretical perspectives. Each chapter includes detailed case studies of a broad range of forms and media: from sacred documents, canonical literature,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

    By Beatrice Groves

    Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 

  • Futures of Comparative Literature

    ACLA State of the Discipline Report

    Edited by Ursula K Heise

    Futures of Comparative Literature is a cutting edge report on the state of the discipline in Comparative Literature. Offering a broad spectrum of viewpoints from all career stages, a variety of different institutions, and many language backgrounds, this collection is fully global and diverse.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27

  • Modernism: The Basics

    By Laura Winkiel

    Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as: What is modernism?…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    The Basics

  • The Sublime

    2nd Edition

    By Philip Shaw

    Related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists and has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. In this thoroughly updated edition, Philip Shaw looks…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    The New Critical Idiom